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All papers for publication should be sent to the editors, Sri Lanka Journal of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Sri Lanka College of Endocrinologists, No. 06, Wijerama mawatha, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka. This could be done via a hard copy postage process or electronically through firstname.lastname@example.org. The electronic submission process is preferred by the journal.
For a complete documentation of Journal Policies on Publication Ethics and Malpractices, please open and refer to the Research Integrity Section.
If the paper is assembled in a computer word processor, it should be in Microsoft WORD and the language set to "English (U.K.)" and not "English (U.S.)". Please do not submit manuscripts in portable document format (pdf) or any other file format.
The font and size should be Times New Roman Font size 12.
If the submissions are made by post, authors must submit 3 copies of the original manuscript. Text should be printed on one side of numbered A4 sheets. A separate title page should include the title, authors' names with their medical and scientific degrees and current appointments. This page should include full postal address for correspondence along with telephone number (mandatory), fax number (optional) and e-mail address (mandatory). Financial support for work, including equipment and drugs, should be listed on the title page. In "intervention or experimental studies" a statement that an ethical review body has approved the study and registration with a Clinical Trials Registry, should be provided. Documentary proof of such approval and registration should accompany the article.
This should certify that the contents have not been published elsewhere and the paper is not being submitted elsewhere. It should acknowledge any potential conflict of interest and bring to the notice of the editors any possible overlap with prior publications. In papers with more than one author a brief statement regarding the contribution of each author to the work reported should be included.
Criteria for authorship
Authors should meet one or more of the following criteria:
Acquisition of funding, or general supervision of a research group alone does not entitle one to authorship.
Stringent efforts must be made to avoid guest, gift, and ghost authorships.
Article processing charges
Any form of Plagiarism or duplicate submissions are strongly discouraged. Authors should thoroughly check the article content before submitting to the journal. An article plagiarized more than 20%, observed by editors, peer reviewers or by editorial staff at any stage of publication process would be rejected and authors are notified the same.
All unsolicited articles submitted to the journal undergo an initial process of assessment by the Joint Editors. Once the contents are approved by the Joint Editors as being suitable for consideration by the journal, the articles are inserted into a Double-blind Peer Review Process where each article is reviewed by two General Reviewers. If the article is on a subject that is of a specialised nature, it is sent to a Specialist Reviewer as well, on a similar double-blind modality.
Editorials are written by the Joint Editors. Occasionally, the Joint Editors may invite a reputed authority on a given subject to write an Invited Editorial.
The Joint Editors do invite acclaimed experts in the field of Endocrinology to contribute to the journal in the form of Leading, Review and Current Practice articles. All such solicited articles are assessed by both Joint Editors and appropriately revised, as and when necessary. They are not sent for peer-review.
Any articles written and submitted by the Joint Editors, Assistant Editor or a Member or Members of the Editorial Board will be reviewed independently without any participation of the author or authors concerned. In such circumstances, two or more independent external reviewers are recruited. The authors do not take part in any of the decision making processes and are always requested to leave the discussion site whenever such processes take place.
No fees are charged from the authors as submission fees, review process fees or publication fees. However, the author may be asked to bear the cost of printing of colour images and photographs. The charges will only be for the print version and will depend on the number of figures and the number of colours. The maximum charge will not exceed 50 US$.
Editors retain the right to shorten articles or make changes to conform to the style of the journal and improve clarity. A structured format is preferred with the headings: Introduction, Objectives, Design, Method, Results, Discussion and Conclusions.
Abstract should not exceed 300 words and be structured wherever possible.
Authors should provide a few key words or phrases for the index. The key words should be separated by commas (,).
All measurements must be in SI units apart from blood pressure measurements, which should be in mm Hg. Drug dosages should be in metric units.
Abbreviations should be in parenthesis preceded by words in full at the first appearance in the text. Subsequently the abbreviation could be used.
Generic names should be used for drugs and if necessary, brand name may follow in brackets.
The manuscript should be less than 2500 words and should not have more than 25 references.
Short reports, case reports and picture stories
Length must not exceed 1000 words, including tables, illustrations and references.
Authors should provide a few key words or phrases for the index. The key words should be separated by commas(,) NOT by colons(:) or semi-colons(;).
Leading articles, current practice and guest editorials
These are commissioned by the editors who welcome suggestions for topics or authors.
Authors should provide a few key words or phrases for the index.
Tables and illustrations
Tables should be presented separately. Illustrations should be used only when data cannot be otherwise clearly expressed. When graphs are submitted numerical data on which they are based should be supplied. Illustrations should be trimmed to remove all redundant areas and the top should be marked on the back. Computer illustrations/photographs will be accepted. These should be separate from the word document (but can be in the same compact diskette).
The legend for a table should be at the top and above the table while the legend for figures and illustrations should be at the bottom below the figure or illustration.
Ultrasound scans, x-rays, etc. should be arrowed on an overlay to indicate areas of interest.
If photographs of patients are used, either the subjects should not be identifiable or their pictures must be accompanied by written permission to use the images.
No fees are charged from the authors as submission fees, review process fees or publication fees. Charges will only be made for the reproduction of colour illustrations in the print version of the journal. The charge will depend on the number of figures and the number of colours. The maximum charge will not exceed 50 US$.
The VANCOUVER STYLE is preferred for quoting references. Please include the Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) wherever possible.
The references should appear in the text as superscripts, numbered in order of appearance. They should be listed at the end of the article. They should have the names of up to six authors, followed by initials. No titles as prefixes or qualifications as postfixes should be used. If there are more than six authors, first six should be given, followed by et al. Then insert the title of the article, followed by a full-stop (.) followed by a space, then the title of the journal (abbreviated to the style of Index Medicus) followed by a full-stop(.), a space and year of publication, a semi-colon (;) volume number in bold and issue number, if any, in parentheses and non-bold print, followed by a colon (:) and first and last pages separated by a hyphen(-) and ending the last page number with a full-stop(.) If a journal carries continuous pagination throughout a volume, issue numbers may be omitted. Reference for books should give the names of authors and editors, title, place of publication and publisher, followed by year of publication.
ACCURACY OF REFERENCES IS THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE AUTHOR/S.
Some examples of references:
More than six authors
Rose ME, Huerbin MB, Melick J, Marion DW, Palmer AM, Schiding JK, et al. Regulation of interstitial excitator concentrations after cortical contusion injury. Brain Res. 2002;935(1-2):40-6. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0006-8993(02)02445-9
Organization as author
Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group. Hypertension, insulin & proinsulin in participants with imp. tolerance. Hypertension. 2002;40(5):679-86. https://doi.org/10.1161/01.HYP.0000035706.28494.09
Both personal authors and an organization as author
Vallancien G, Emberton M, Harving N, van Moorselaar RJ; Alf-One Study Group. Sexual dysfunction in 1,274 suffering from lower urinary tract symptoms. J Urol.2003;169(6):2257-61. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.ju.0000067940.76090.73
No author given
21st century heart solution may have a sting in the tail. BMJ. 2002;325(7357):184. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7357.184
Volume with supplement
Geraud G, Spierings EL, Keywood C. Tolerability and safety of frovatriptan with short- and long-term use for migraine and in comparison with sumatriptan. Headache. 2002;42 Suppl 2:S93-9. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1526-4610.42.s2.7.x
Issue with supplement
Glauser TA. Integrating clinical trial data into clinical practice. Neurology. 2002;58(12 Suppl 7):S6-12. https://doi.org/10.1212/WNL.58.12_suppl_7.S6
Issue with part
Ahrar K, Madoff DC, Gupta S, Wallace MJ, Wright KC. Development of a large animal model for lun. Vasc Interv Radiol. 2002;13(9 Pt 1):923-8. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1051-0443(07)61776-X
Issue with no volume
Banit DM, Kaufer H, Hartford JM. Intraoperative frozen section analysis in revision total joint arthroplasty. 2002;(401):230-8.
No volume or issue
Outreach: bringing HIV-positive individuals into care. HRSA Careaction. 2002 Jun:1-6.
Pagination in Roman numerals
Chadwick R, Schuklenk U. The politics of ethical consensus finding. Bioethics. 2002; 16(2): iii-v. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8519.2002.00272.x
Type of article indicated as needed
Lofwall MR, Strain EC, Brooner RK, Kindbom KA, Bigelow GE. Characteristics of older methadone maintenance patients. [abstract]. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2002;66 Suppl 1:S105.
Books and other monographs
Murray PR, Rosenthal KS, Pfaller MA. Medical microbiology. 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby;2002.
Editor(s ), compiler(s) as author(s)
Gilstrap LC 3rd, Cunningham FG, VanDorsten JP, editors. Operative obstetrics. 2nd ed. New York: McGraw 2002.
Author(s) and editor(s)
Breedlove GK, Schorfheide AM. Adolescent pregnancy. 2nd ed. Wieczorek RR, editor. White Plains (NY): Education Services; 2001.
Organization(s) as author
Royal Adelaide Hospital; University of Adelaide, Department of Clinical Nursing. Compendium of nursing practice development, 1999-2000. Adelaide (Australia): Adelaide University; 2001.
Chapter in a book
Weinstein L, Swartz MN. Pathologic properties of invading microorganisms. In: Sodeman WA Jr, Sodeman WA, editors. Pathologic physiology of disease. Philadelphia: Saunders; 1974. p. 457-72.
Harnden P, Joffe JK, editors. Germ cell tumours V. Proceedings of the 5th Germ Cell Tumour Con Sep 13-15; Leeds, UK. New York: Springer; 2002. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-3281-3
Christensen S, Oppacher F. An analysis of Koza's computational effort statistic for gene tic programming. In: Lutton E, Miller J, Ryan C, Tettamanzi AG, editors. Genetic programming. EuroGP 2002: Proceedings of the Conference on Genetic Programming; 2002 Apr 3-5; Kinsdale, Ireland. Berlin: Springer; 2002. p. 182-91.
Scientific or technical report
Issued by funding/sponsoring agency:
Yen GG (Oklahoma State University, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Stillwater, OK). Health vibration signatures. Final report. Arlington (VA): Air Force of Scientific Research (US), Air Force Research Laboratory; 2002 Feb. Report No.: AFRLSRBLTR020123. Contract No.: F496209810049.
Issued by performing agency
Russell ML, Goth-Goldstein R, Apte MG, Fisk WJ. Method for measuring the size distribution of airborne Rhin Berkeley (CA): Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Environmental Energy Technologies Division; 2002 No.: LBNL49574. Contract No. DEAC0376SF00098. Sponsored by the Department of Energy.
Dictionary and similar references
Dorland's illustrated medical dictionary. 29th ed. Philadelphia: W B Saunders; 2000. Filamin; p. 675.
Tian D, Araki H, Stahl E, Bergelson J, Kreitman M. Signature of balancing selection in Arabidopsis. Proc Natl A. In press 2002.
Anderson SC, Poulsen KB. Anderson's electronic atlas of haematology [CD-ROM]. Philadelphia: Lippincott Will 2002.
Journal article on the Internet
Abood S. Quality improvement initiative in nursing homes: the ANA acts in an advisory role. Am J Nurs [seri Internet]. 2002 Jun [cited 2002 Aug 12]; 102(6): [about 3p.]. Available from:http://www.nursingworld.org/AJN/2002/june/Wawatch.htm
Monograph on the Internet
Foley KM, Gelband H, editors. Improving palliative care for cancer [monograph on the Internet]. Washington Academy Press; 2001 [cited 2002 Jul 9]. Available from: http://www.nap.edu/books/0309074029/html/.
Cancer-Pain.org [homepage on the Internet]. New York: Association of Cancer Online Resources, Inc.; c2001-2002 May 16; cited 2002 Jul 9].Available from: http://www.cancer-pain.org/.
Part of a homepage/Web site
American Medical Association [homepage on the Internet]. Chicago: The Association; c1995-2002 [updated cited 2002 Aug 12]. AMA Office of Group Practice Liaison; [about 2 screens].Available from: http://www.anassn.org/ama/pub/category/1736.html
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